Challenging Racist "British Columbia"

150 years and counting

by Nicholas XEMŦOLTW̱ ClaxtonDenise FongFran MorrisonChristine O’BonsawinMaryka OmatsuJohn PriceSharanjit Kaur Sandhra

This booklet dives into the long history of racist policies that have impacted Indigenous, Black and racialized communities in the province over the last 150 years since BC joined Canada. The illustrated booklet, co-published by the CCPA-BC Office, ties the histories of racism and resistance to present day anti-racist movements. Co-authored by Nicholas XEMŦOLTW̱ Claxton, Denise Fong, Fran Morrison, Christine O'Bonsawin, Maryka Omatsu, John Price and Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra, the 80-page, illustrated booklet is being released in advance of the 150th anniversary, which is on July 20, 2021. This engaging resource has been designed to assist anti-racist educators, teachers, scholars, policymakers and individuals doing anti-racism work to help pierce the silences that too often have let racism grow in our communities, corporations and governments.

Cover design by John Endo Greenaway
Painting: Flight Through the Four Winds by Master Carver Sanford Williams
Background image: Creative Commons license: Migjohanson


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    University of Victoria Libraries
  • publisher place
    Victoria, British Columbia, Canada